Hi, I am looking to move some of my parts into a small form factor pc so that it is easier to transport to university. Note: I am from the UK.
I currently have the following parts which I can reuse:
i5 2500k, geid tranquillo heatsink, antec truepower modular 650w, 128GB SSD, 1TB 3.5" hard drive, 8GB RAM.
Cases I have considered: sg05, sg07, sg09, cooler master elite 130, fractal node 304, raven rvz01. But I am willing to consider others.
I am also looking to upgrade my GPU as my current one does not game well enough on my 1440p monitor.
I am considering the 770, 780, 280x and 290. The 770 and 280x are around £230, but the 780 is £30 more expensive than the £330 290.
I was originally thinking of going with the 770 as there cards seem to run cooler than the 280x , and is also shorter so will in smaller cases.
I realised however that AMD is probably better value because I currently have free electricity and could make a lot of the cost back mining crypto currencies.
I would like the system to be as small as possible without limiting its power. I don't have a set budget, but like to get good value for money.
Any recommendations for parts appreciated.